Why Drain Cleaning is Important

May 25, 2016

It’s that time of year when homeowners in the Wasatch Front region have been cleaning out their closets, mopping the floors, and giving their home a good scrub. But did you remember your drains?

You probably have a liquid drain cleaning product for when the the kitchen sink is backing up or the toilet won’t drain, but slapping a band-aid on the situation often won’t make it disappear. Plumbing problems that seem small usually end up being major problems if they aren’t properly resolved. Even if you think this issue is just a slow drain, you need to have complete drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t harm the entire system and leave you with a giant (and expensive) problem. Remember, no plumbing issue is ever too minor to require a drain cleaning.

There are multiple reasons why household drains can end up clogged. For kitchen drains, the most common reasons are going to be pieces of food and oils. Make sure you start your garbage disposal and try not to throw things like oils, vegetable peels, and pasta down the drain because they will all make mayhem for your pipes and other plumbing components. For bathtubs, showers, and bathroom sinks, the typical reasons for drain clogs will be hair build up, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your child missing some puzzle pieces or have you noticed that you can only find one earring?) A seasonal drain cleaning by a local the Wasatch Front region expert will help keep these minor situations from piling up and turning into a huge plumbing disaster.

Your toilet can also end up clogged by the usual issue of using an excessive amount of toilet paper, but also from depositing things like paper towels, kitty litter, medication, or flushable wipes into the septic system.

If the pipes get clogged, by toys, kitty litter, or anything else, it will most likely also affect the water pressure balance of your whole plumbing system. If you don’t address these issues quickly by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, it may result in cracked pipes. Or more severe, your pipes could fully burst leaving you without running water in your home.

Also, what drains down can sometimes come up. Regrettably, you might know this already with previous episodes with a clogged toilet, but backing up can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been washing dishes after dinner and noticed the water wasn’t draining and that vegetable you rinsed down there a couple minutes ago is now swimming around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first see the problem, can avoid these issues completely and prevent your drains from clogging and causing a stench to back up into your home along with the water.

For expert drain cleaning in the Wasatch Front region, call Barlow Service Experts. We are available 24/7/365 for all your plumbing needs, so if you have a crisis at 10 o’clock at night or it’s just been awhile since your last drain cleaning, we are just a call away.

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